Five Foods To Help Your Liver Detox And, of course, the WHY

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Taking care of your liver really needs to be one of the top priorities of humans. No matter which way you shake it our world, food, water, products, thoughts, and life can be pretty toxic. And who’s primary job is it to hand that sitch? Yup, the liver.

The livers JOB is to ask this question

”Do I keep you or do I not?”

It’s the filter. It’s the thing that “deals” with all of the stuff we put in and on our body.

So how can we EAT to support it?

Awesome question.

Here are five in no particular order.

#1. Lemons

These little citrus delights contain calm inflammation in the liver. They are also super high in vitamin C, which is a potent antioxidant that has an affinity for the adrenal glands and your fabulous liver.

#2. Artichokes

Fresh artichokes are one of my all time favorite things to put in my mouth. Not only do they taste amazing they also LOVE the liver and the gall bladder.

Why?

Well, they have a compound called cynarin, which promotes bile production and secretion.

Why is that important?

Welp, because in order to properly digest our fats, which we need for all sorts of reasons, we then have to have bile and a healthy gallbladder.

They are also high in antioxidants and have an affinity for liver cells and will help decrease any oxidative damage done to the liver via food, drugs or alcohol.

#3. Beets

I LOVE BEETS!!!!!!

Oh, wait, what happened…where am I?

I just got lost in the thought of eating beets in all forms and fashions.

Right.

On to the health benefits.

Before I dive into the awesomeness of beets, I wanna talk to you about how the liver detoxes the body.

Very simply, it does it through two phases.

Phase one is oxidation. And phase two is conjugation.

What does that mean?

Phase one essentially burns things up that we don’t need. And phase two attaches little life jackets on the things we don’t need, loads them in a raft and sends them outta the body.

Yes. Through poop.

So, back to beets.

They are high in a group of phytonutrients called betanains, which helps phase two with the life vests and loadin’ the suckers that we don’t need to WANT in out body into a raft.

Make sense?

Kind of a lame analogy, but it’s the best I got.

#4. Asparagus

These finger-like shoots help simulate the liver, are a diuretic which helps the body eliminate toxins and they help the liver detox.

#5. Dandelion

Both greens and flowers and teas.

Its also a diuretic which helps the body rid itself of toxins. Dandelion helps the liver detox pathways as we discussed above and helps increase bile production to help us properly digest our fats.

Eat them in salads or drink the tea.

A quick side note.

Did y’all notice that SPRING is coming and we all want to do what?

Right.

Detox.

Detox out life, our bodies, our mind.

And PHYSICALLY who is the start of the show to help the body detox?

Right, the liver.

So quick question.

ALL OF THESE FOODS COME OUT WHEN??

Right.

In the spring.

Just sayin’

Mother Nature is lookin’ out for us. 

Tanda CookComment